Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. BIW Manufacturing Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”


Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment, and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


As an BIW Launch Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, improving, and optimizing manufacturing processes related to the body structures. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure efficient and high-quality BIW production.


· Design, develop, and implement manufacturing processes for the BIW components, including welding, assembly, and joining operations.

· Assess manufacturing facilities, equipment, and processes for readiness and scalability to achieve production targets.

· Collaborate with Quality Control teams to establish and maintain strict quality standards throughout the production process.

· Continuously analyze BIW manufacturing processes to identify opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and increased efficiency.

· Collaborate with stakeholders to identify automation opportunities and evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of proposed solutions.

· Lead and mentor a team of production personnel and technicians, fostering a culture of collaboration, creativity, and continuous improvement.

· Provide technical support to the production team to resolve any BIW-related issues that may arise during manufacturing, ensuring minimal downtime.

· Set clear performance goals for the team and provide regular feedback to ensure high levels of productivity and motivation.

· Work closely with cross-functional teams, including Production, Engineering, Quality, and Maintenance, to align objectives and drive effective collaboration

· Create and maintain documentation, including standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions, and process manuals.

· Prepare regular reports on welding process performance, improvements, and key performance indicators (KPIs) for management review.




· Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in robotics, mechanical or manufacturing engineering, or a related field

· At least 8+ years of experience in the automotive or similar industry. With at least 3+ years of experience in BIW manufacturing.

· Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment and manage multiple assignments simultaneously.

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

· Knowledge of BIW manufacturing processes and equipment and assembly flow.

· Understanding of safety regulations and requirements of automated manufacturing.

· Ability to read and interpret system layouts, engineering drawings, and specifications.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word ,Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

· Willingness to travel as required up to 25% of the time

What's Cool About Working Here...


  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


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